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Due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Government's instructions regarding business activity, many businesses will be looking for business support information. Keep up to date locally on the Charnwood Borough Council website https://bit.ly/3bqjWVL

The inCharnwood team looks forward to working with businesses to encourage prosperity and investment again once the current restrictive measures are eased.  

There is now a single gateway which provides business support services and information about access to business support. It is available to anyone in Charnwood thinking of starting a business or any existing business wanting to evolve and grow. 

WHAT IS IT?

The LLEP Business Gateway acts as a signposting service across a wide range of topics including:

Business start-up training and mentoring
Business growth and expansion plans, recruitment and investing
Access to finance, including local and national grants and loans programmes
Premises and search for new commercial property
Recruitment and workforce skills/training
Regulation and compliance

This includes business support that is available from local and national partners, public and private organisations across a wide range of industries and sectors.

WHO IS IT FOR?

For anyone considering starting their own business, or existing businesses and in need of support and assistance to improve or grow.

Click here to go to the LLEP Business Gateway website

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Support for Food and Drink producers

Fri 26th February

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing food and drink producers to diversify, develop new products or services and target new markets - which means having to learn new processes or skills. Together with delivery partners - The Food and Drink Forum - producers in Leicester and Leicestershire can now take advantage of a new programme of funded support through the Business Gateway Growth Hub.

Digital health checks help businesses do more with technology

Wed 17th February

Adopting digital solutions can mean better customer experiences, improved productivity, enhanced security and more, but knowing where to start can be a stumbling block for many business owners.

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